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Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.
Forest Science is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

2016 Impact Factor: 1.782 (Rank 17/64 in forestry)

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June 1, 2016 to Feb. 28, 2017

Also published by SAF:
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Publisher: Society of American Foresters

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Volume 60, Number 4, 8 August 2014

Fundamental Research

Predicting Tree Mortality for European Beech in Southern Germany Using Spatially Explicit Competition Indices
pp. 613-622(10)
Authors: Boeck, Andreas; Dieler, Jochen; Biber, Peter; Pretzsch, Hans; Ankerst, Donna P.

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Deriving a Diameter Distribution from Stand Table Data
pp. 628-635(8)
Authors: Cao, Quang V.; Coble, Dean W.

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The Response of Basal Area Growth of Scots Pine to Thinning: A Longitudinal Analysis of Tree-Specific Series Using a Nonlinear Mixed-Effects Model
pp. 636-644(9)
Authors: Mehtätalo, Lauri; Peltola, Heli; Kilpeläinen, Antti; Ikonen, Veli-Pekka

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The Application of Bayesian Model Averaging in Compatibility of Stand Basal Area for Even-Aged Plantations in Southern China
pp. 645-651(7)
Authors: Zhang, Xiongqing; Duan, Aiguo; Dong, Leihua; Cao, Quang V.; Zhang, Jianguo

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Direct Variance-Covariance Modeling as an Alternative to the Traditional Guide Curve Approach for Prediction of Dominant Heights
pp. 652-662(11)
Authors: Wang, Mingliang; Kane, Michael B.; Borders, Bruce E.; Zhao, Dehai

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An Estimator of Variance for Two-Stage Ratio Regression Estimators
pp. 663-676(14)
Authors: Magnussen, Steen; Næsset, Erik; Gobakken, Terje

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Thinnings as Unequal Harvest Ages in Even-Aged Forest Stands
pp. 677-690(14)
Author: Coordes, Renke

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Spruce Beetle-Induced Changes to Engelmann Spruce Foliage Flammability
pp. 691-702(12)
Authors: Page, Wesley G.; Jenkins, Michael J.; Runyon, Justin B.

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Aspen Seedling Establishment and Growth after Wildfire in Central Arizona: An Instructive Case History
pp. 703-712(10)
Authors: Fairweather, Mary L.; Rokala, E.A.; Mock, Karen E.

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Cone to Seedling—Variation between Pinus pinaster Provenances from Contrasting Altitudes
pp. 724-732(9)
Authors: Correia, Isabel; Santos, Lourdes; Faria, Carla; Nóbrega, Carla; Almeida, Helena; David, Teresa

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A Review of Methods for Mapping and Prediction of Inventory Attributes for Operational Forest Management
pp. 733-756(24)
Authors: Brosofske, Kimberley D.; Froese, Robert E.; Falkowski, Michael J.; Banskota, Asim

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The Adequacy of Falling Object Protection Design Criteria for Feller Bunchers
pp. 757-763(7)
Authors: Lyons, Kevin; Sessions, John; Wimer, Jeffrey

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Spatial Optimization in Forest Planning Using Different Fragmentation Measures
pp. 764-775(12)
Authors: Korosuo, Anu; Heinonen, Tero; Öhman, Karin; Holmström, Hampus; Eriksson, Ljusk Ola

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Leaf Area Development and Crown Architecture in a Giant Sequoia Spacing Study
pp. 776-783(8)
Authors: O'Hara, Kevin L.; York, Robert A.

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Applied Research

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Preferred Timber Tract Characteristics in the Lake States under Varying Market Conditions
pp. 795-803(9)
Authors: Kueper, Amanda M.; Blinn, Charles R.; Kilgore, Michael A.

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A Comparison of Lake States Logger and Forester Perceptions of Ideal State Timber Tract Characteristics
pp. 804-810(7)
Authors: Kueper, Amanda M.; Blinn, Charles R.; Kilgore, Michael A.

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Changes in Ohio Tree Farmers' Forest Management Strategies and Outreach Needs
pp. 811-816(6)
Authors: Starr, Sarah E.; McConnell, T. Eric

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